tv The Papers BBC News July 13, 2018 10:45pm-11:00pm BST
to start with how you are where to start with how you are leaving the european union and now you are trying to shun the us —— they were seeing keep drugs out of they were seeing keep drugs out of the uk. but with every corner of trafalgar square taken the uk. but with every corner of trafalgar square ta ken up the uk. but with every corner of trafalgar square taken up with those against the president, it wasn't the welcome he wanted. the president and the first lady left windsor and headed for scotland, where they're spending a private weekend. donald and melania trump flew to prestwick on air force one and were then driven to the village of turnberry in ayrshire, where mr trump owns a golf resort. our scotland editor, sarah smith, is there. there's no official schedule for the weekend. i think it's a pretty safe bet that president trump will want to get in a round of golf. he often says turnberry is his favourite amongst its properties. as soon as he arrived here he came out of the front of the hotel to admire the view and chapters of the other guests, who are staying here this weekend. it might not be quite the relaxing couple of days that he was
hoping for. already this evening a greenpeace demonstrator has flown a paraglider over the hotel and greenpeace demonstrator has flown a pa raglider over the hotel and the resort, carrying the banner that said, trumped well below par, a golf punk obviously. he got within about 100 yards of the president who was quickly ushered back inside the hotel. we are told that greenpeace warned the police only about ten minutes before this happened and it seemed they were unable to stop him from flying over the hotel. tomorrow, demonstrators will try to get as close as they can in an attempt to make themselves seen and heard by the president and there's a big official demonstration march taking place through edinburgh city centre tomorrow. there will be lots of prominent scottish politicians at that, not scotland's first minister nicola sturgeon. she doesn't have a meeting scheduled with president trump. she's been outspoken in her criticism of him in the past and he
is said not to like her very much. she won't be taking part in any of the anti—drug protests. she plans to lead the glasgow pride march and she will hope by doing that she's sending a message to donald trump in her own way. sarah smith, our scotla nd her own way. sarah smith, our scotland editor in turnberry tonight. with me are our political editor, laura kuenssberg, and our north america editor, jon sopel. the very critical remarks overnight in that press interview which the president gave, did they change during the course of the day, or not? he certainly rolled back to the huge relief of number ten. donald trump had certainly changed his tone after really sending both barrels to the prime minister the night before he was due to meet her at her beautiful country home for a big set piece event, the most high—profile kind of event that any british prime minister ever has to cope with. but while his language certainly rolled back and downing street will prise his commitment to want to do a trade deal with britain in future, the reservations were still obvious, the
awkwardness between the two of them was still very much in evidence, and the reason why really his criticism hurts is not just the reason why really his criticism hurts is notjust because that is the view of many people outside the uk, but it's also the view of many people in theresa may's extremely fractures, grumpy tory party right now, that her brexit compromise which, remember, is her biggest political project, is not quite what people voted for, not quite what people voted for, not quite what people creamed off if they were on the leave side of the referendum. so today, donald trump did roback and in that sense he spared her blushes but the idea that somehow the difficulties around this policy have disappeared, that is for the birds. jon, can we talk about those evident tensions, the relationship between the uk, the highest level of special, is that more than a pretty form of words? british prime ministers are always flattered by
the attention of an american president, they love it when they talk about the special relationship, and donald trump, the highest form of special, what could be better, so theresa may will have enjoyed that, but you also knows how many problems there are as well. yes, the special relationship when it comes to defence and intelligence matters, the two countries very closely integrated on that. there are all sorts of other matters where it is tricky, as laura has said, and trade it will be very tough for the brexit negotiations to play through and find a kind of trade deal between the us and the uk, these things are never easy. and look at all the other issues, allies of the united states have struggled with them, canada, justin trudeau, macron, merkel, whether it be iran, tariffs, climate change, nato support — none of them have found donald trump easy to deal with, but let's not play down what happened today. we discovered that donald trump has a
reverse gear, and he wound it back significantly from what he said in the sun interview. something else we don't often hear, he said, i apologised to theresa may for what i said in the sun interview, apologies from donald trump hurry indeed. jon, laura, thank you both very much indeed. counter—terrorism detectives investigating the contamination of two people by the nerve agent novichok say they've found the source of the substance in the home of the victims. dawn sturgess died in hospital on sunday after being exposed to the poison. her partner, charlie rowley, remains in a serious conditon in hospital. our correspondent duncan kennedy has the latest. the finding of the bottle at charlie rowley‘s home here is a significant moment in the nerve agent inquiry. tonight police are still standing guard outside, two weeks after charlie and his partner dawn stu rgess were contaminated by the novichok. we now know that novichok was found in a small bottle here on wednesday, and that tests confirmed the bottle was the source of the nerve agent. police aren't saying what sort of bottle it was or how it got here.
dawn sturgess died last sunday, eight days after falling ill. charlie rowan he regained consciousness on tuesday, the day before the bottle was found, and it's possible he helped police locate it. officers say they can't guarantee there is no more novichok left, so say cordons like this one, at dawn's hostel in salisbury, will remain. but finding the bottle has come as a relief to many people here. i'm shocked, but i'm pleased they've found it. but i still want to know, there's still questions, where was it? to find the container, i'm actually quite relieved, because now that means hopefully that'll be an end to it. i think it's fantastic it's been found, and it'sjust sad the circumstances it's been found in. this park in salisbury is also being searched as detectives try to trace the history and journey of the bottle that's been found. tonight public health england have again advised people in the area not to pick up anything suspicious.
duncan kennedy, bbc news, in amesbury. the british volunteer divers who helped save 12 boys and their football coach who were trapped in a cave in thailand have arrived back at heathrow airport. they said the they weren't heroes, just a group of people who had a unique set of skills. one of them, john volanthen, who was responsible for bringing up to half the boys out, has been speaking to the bbc about the rescue, as robert hall reports. they had spent days in the total darkness of a flooded cave system. this morning, blinking in the flashlights, the seven rescuers arrived to applause from the crowd of well—wishers who had shared a drama replayed around the world. the skilled cave diving team you see before you are in a class of their own. when rick stanton and his colleague john volanthen
emerged from the inky waters two miles from the cave entrance, they could hardly believe what they saw. how many of you? 13? brilliant. today, for the first time, he spoke in detail about that moment. we were swimming along an underwater passage, wherever there is a space, we passage, wherever there is a space, we surface, we shout, and also we smell, and in this case we smelt the children before we saw them. slowly, carefully, preparations were made for an operation the thais dubbed mission impossible. we were both aware of the enormity of the task. the visibility in the water is very low, so down to a few inches, there was also a lot of debris in the cave from previous attempts. at last, supported by thai college,
the british team began their operation, injuring the children and their coach to safety. we packaged their coach to safety. we packaged the children with a buoyancy compensator, a kind of diving jacket, a cylinder on their chest, and this buoyancy compensator, we made it into a harness, and that allowed us to have a single unit, for want of a better word, that was com pletely for want of a better word, that was completely self—contained. if it was low, you had to carry them to the side, sometimes it was very narrow, and you would push them in front. it just itjust depended on what the cave was doing and where they had to be in relation to you, to pass that particular section of passage. he and his team say they are no heroes, just expert cavers doing theirjob. so today they left, quietly, to resume their normal lives. but across the world, their efforts will
not be forgotten. robert hall, bbc news. let's have a look at some of the day's other stories. the charity mencap has won an appeal against rulings that care providers should fund back pay for overnight care workers. providers of care for people with serious learning disabilities argued they could not afford a bill of around £400 million and that smaller employers could be forced out of business, so threatening services. the us authorities have charged 12 russian intelligence officers with conspiring to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. they're accused of hacking into the computer networks of the democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton and her party and releasing stolen materials to try to influence the results. 128 people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack at an election rally in southwest pakistan. more than 150 were reportedly injured. the bombing was the third attack this week amid growing tensions over general elections later this month. more than 200 people are now confirmed dead
from the flooding in western japan. 70,000 rescue workers and soldiers have been deployed to dig through the rubble, as dozens of people remain buried a week after record rainfall hit the region. our correspondent rupert wingfield—hayes has travelled to hiroshima prefecture, where a series of huge landslides have buried whole neighbourhoods. the sun blazed down on this flood—hit town today, but the danger has not gone. well, we'vejust arrived in this little town and you can hear the alarms have just gone off again. the evacuation, the search teams, the military, everybody is being ordered out of this area, because we think, we're not quite sure, we think there's a risk now of a secondary landslide just up the hill here. for young and old, this is now a gruelling ordeal. it's 36 degrees and the local school offers few comforts. it's like a war zone, these ladies tell me.
it's so chaotic we don't know where to start, and it's too hot. the death toll is now 204. three of the latest bodies were found in the village of yoshiura. this couple take me to the spot their neighbours died. so this is where the bodies were found. apparently all this mud and debris was right up against these houses here. they dug it all out over the last few days and this is where the bodies of the dead were found, down by this door here. yoshihiro says he was woken by the sound of huge boulders thundering down the mountain and smashing into their neighbours' house. translation: my house was shaking, it was really horrible. i've never seen anything like that. translation: i never thought this would happen to a friend of mine. but across the world extreme weather events like this are increasing
and so is the death toll. rupert wingfield—hayes, bbc news in hiroshima, western japan. eight endangered black rhinos have died while being transported to a new wildlife reserve in kenya. they died after drinking water with high concentrations of salt, according to the kenyan government. estimates suggest there are fewer than 5,500 black rhinos in the world, all of them in africa. tennis, and wimbledon has seen the longest semifinal in grand slam history, when kevin anderson overcame john isner to reach the men's final, in a battle of the big servers on centre court. the match lasted six hours and 36 minutes and was a severe test of stamina for both players. it also meant a long wait for rafael nadal and novak djokovic, playing in the second semifinal. as our correspondent joe wilson reports. what happens when six feet eight meets six feet ten, when iron will meets brick wall?
here'sjohn isner. this match wasn't just about massive serves. here's kevin anderson. but it was often about massive serves. you couldn't really separate the players, who are good friends. isner wears his cap back to front. one player opened the door, the other one just slammed shut. stalemate. fifth set, john isner still running. how much did he have left? phew. remember once he played in the longest match ever here at wimbledon. in this match kevin anderson was slipping, recovering, playing left—handed. he broke isner‘s serve and then his heart. 26 games to 2a, six hours 36 minutes. anderson through, but he thinks wimbledon should have tie—breaks in the fifth set to stop this kind of thing happening. we really hope we can look at it and address this because at the end you don't even feel that great out there.
john is such a great guy and really, i really feel for him. that first semifinal certainly wrecked the schedule. thank goodness for the roof. as the clock ticked past 10pm those great adversaries novak djokovic and rafael nadal were engrossed in their semifinal. but at 11pm all play must stop. today, in short, there was too much tennis. joe wilson, bbc news, wimbledon. the england manager gareth southgate has said the last couple of days have been emotionally very difficult for the squad. he was speaking ahead of tomorrow 5 third—place play—off against belgium in st petersburg. mr southgate said the players deserved to finish the tournament well, as our sports editor, dan roan, reports.